Cover Story

The 15 Best City Trails in Seattle

The greatest urban escape routes in the Seattle area, threading downtown, the waterfront, far-flung neighborhoods, and the abundant nature beyond.

9:00am By Allison Williams

Picture Perfect

The Most Instagrammable Spots for Spring

Cute AF places around Washington to #liveauthentic this spring—do it for the 'Gram.

03/12/2019 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Lover's Package

A Very Good and Very Seattle Valentine's Day Guide

Upgrade your Netflix and chill plans with cooking classes, cozy getaways, and a Robyn dance party.

02/04/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Slope Stories

A Short History of Washington's Bygone Ski Hills

Over the years, some of the state’s ski mountains proved as ephemeral as snowflakes.

12/18/2018 By Christina Ausley

Snow Days

7 Ways to Survive a Seattle Winter

A brief guide to school cancellations, bad weather driving, and cozy indoor escapes.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Winter Wear

Locally Made Snow Gear for Your Next Adventure

Northwest companies lead the industry in creative ways to ride the snow and protect us from the elements.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Slip Slide Away

10 Ways to Ride the Snow without Skis

Sledding, fat biking, and more ways to enjoy the snow, no skis required.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Rami Niemi

The Sellouts

Washington's Biggest Resorts Just Got Bought by Conglomerates

It might ruin the Northwest ski scene—and save it at the same time.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Slush Advisory

How to Build a Seattle Snowman

Constructing a classic sculpture in this town is not child’s play.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

First Tracks

Jason Hummel Wants to Ski Every Glacier in Washington

The Gig Harbor denizen has the whole mountain to himself—sometimes whole mountain ranges—in his skiing quest.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Out of Thin Air

Skier Hilaree Nelson Takes On Lhotse

The Seattle-born adventurer just skied off the top of the world. Oh, and she was the first one to ever do it.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Dog Sleigh Afternoon

Meet Washington's Only Dogsledding Operation

There’s just one place in the state to rent a dogsled ride. Imagine the Iditarod, but a thousand times shorter.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

12 Ski Resorts to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

It's a brand new season at these resorts. Time to ride new lifts, meet new owners, and hit a fresh new layer of powder.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Let It Snow

The Seattle Met Guide to Skiing and Winter Fun

Winter isn’t a season in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a way of life.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Island Time

A Seattleite’s Guide to Visiting Hawaii After the Eruption

Volcanic eruptions reshaped the island of Hawaii last year—and what’s left is a brand-new, dramatic landscape.

11/20/2018 By Pam Mandel

Rejuvenation Vacation

These Resorts Bring Wellness to the Oregon Coast

Rejuvenate at DIY retreats at Salishan Resort and the new Headlands Coastal Lodge.

10/16/2018 By Allison Williams

Branching Out

Larch Season Is Finally Here

And it's already almost over. The Cascade color show is as spectacular as it is ephemeral, so the gold rush is on.

10/03/2018 By Allison Williams

Insta-Worthy Spots

Fall's Most Instagrammable Locations

Cute AF places around Washington to #liveauthentic this autumn, zero hiking required.

09/27/2018 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Adventure Awaits

10 Best Hikes Close to Seattle

Hiking is the Northwest's signature pastime, and some of the state's best trails are less than an hour from downtown.

09/21/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion